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Killhope Wheel is a diameter working water wheel within the North of England Lead Mining Museum, at Killhopemarker in Weardalemarker, County Durham, Englandmarker. Restoration of the machinery started in 1980 and is continuing. Today Killhope is the most complete lead mining site in Britain.

Entrance to Killhope Wheel Lead Mine

Numerous lead mining remains can be seen on the Lead Mining Trail leading across high moorland. Allenheadsmarker Heritage Centre and Nentheadmarker Mines are nearby.

Killhope is in the heart of the North Penninesmarker - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and designated the first Geopark in Great Britainmarker in 2003 - and can be found on the A689 between Stanhopemarker and Alstonmarker.

Other Lead Mines in County Durham


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